ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 777-233LR C-FIUF Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD) ?
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Wednesday 26 April 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77L model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-233LR
Operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-FIUF
MSN: 35243/651
First flight: 2007-07-17 (15 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric GE90-110B1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 278
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD) ? (   Australia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Destination airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Flightnumber:AC33
Narrative:
Air Canada flight AC33, a Boeing 777-233LR, suffered a bird strike during the flight.
After engine shutdown in Sydney International Airport (SYD), ground crew noticed bird strike and damage to left-hand leading edge. As per AMM, bird strike inspection was completed and the left-hand no. 5 slat and associated bleed air ducting needed to be replaced.

TSB Canada rated this occurrence an Accident.

Sources:
» TSB A23F0131


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